Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 1, 2011 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Dead T-shirt

At every Dead show there were people selling one-off, original t-shirt designs that were many times screen printed by the artist themselves. One of my favorites was a skull-and-roses print, but as seen from behind and screen printed on the back of the shirt. (looking at the back of the skeleton.)

Worthy of mention, and it always cracks me up, is a spring tour shirt with Calvin and Hobbes that was misspelled across the back "Sring Tour". $5 special!

Anyone still have their shirts from way back? Still hanging onto them even though they have holes, stains, and are transparent? Every once in a while I will find one of my favorite shirts in the rag bin (my wife isn't too sentimental about shirts), and I have to stop and bow my head, it had a good (and trippy) life.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: amosearle Date: Dec 3, 2011 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

I still get a replacement for the "Air Garcia" shirt when one gets too dirty to wear in public. This also from the guy who did the "Still better than Phish" shirt.

100 N. Lexington Ave.
Asheville NC 28801
toll-free 888-281-1274
www.camp-shirts.com
info@camp-shirts.com

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bbbrew Date: Dec 1, 2011 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

I remember a t-shirt with a simple drawing of a chubby Jerry in shorts with the caption "dough knees". Always cracked me up.

I still have on with these graphics.

Attachment: Dead_Farmer_front_pocket__768x1024_.jpg
Attachment: Let_it_Grow_SYF_back__917x1024_.jpg

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 1, 2011 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

that let it grow shirt is killer

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 1, 2011 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

two that come to mind for me are the morning dew with a mountain dew logo...and a modified SYF airbrushed on tie dye by an artist named donahue!!!

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2011-12-01 21:38:34

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Dec 1, 2011 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Donahue was from my hometown, always regret not getting one of his shirts, used to see him racking them out to dry. First name was Ed, I heard he passed away a number of years ago. He had some really good designs - all original

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 1, 2011 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Yeah Ed was a nice guy and a talented artist.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 1, 2011 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Favorite shirt, bought it in the Haight, and hat...

http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/166860_190585767621507_100000102561960_771292_87957_n.jpg

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 1, 2011 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

I do still have my favorite shirt - a Hanes large black t-shirt with pocket. We sold them at the Cap Centre and shouted from back of my truck: "Buy the shirt Jerry wears!". Swear to god he came on stage that night with a guatamalean shirt (I wasn't that high)- think someone in crew hipped him to it. Anyway, sold 2 shirts for $5 a piece, gave 1 away, and my buddy and I each took one out of the 5 pack.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 1, 2011 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

My favorite is the Harpur College shirt with "Relax man, we've got you all night long" written on the back...

Photobucket

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Dec 1, 2011 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

My buddy had one that had some sort of design, can't remember exactly what, that said "In the Long Run We're All Dead"

Aleays loved that one.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 1, 2011 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

the steal your face and skull and roses are favorites of mine.and the one i had with 2 dancing bears sittin on the moon. it said "happiness is wishing upon a dark star" which was played later that night in hampton 10-9-89. kinda freaked me out cause i was wearing that shirt all day in the lot never even crossed my mind at the time they would break the tune out.

Attachment: 207345_1662853263593_1605067378_31415692_1327342_n.jpg
Attachment: 228336_1652485205525_1638891879_1232898_4657691_n.jpg
Attachment: 312556_2014952889563_1116039323_31748160_338066459_n.jpg

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 2, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

my favorite is just a grey T-shirt with the American beauty design on the front. made out of that super soft thin t-shirt material. Not hard like cotten. Only problem is my gut now prohibits me from wearing it. The shirt I keep wanting to get is the one that reads: 36,504 Songs 2,318 Shows 30 Years 1 Band.

If anyone ever sees me in a super loud busy tye die thing ESPECIALLY if it involves any dancin bears please feel free to walk up to me and slap me

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bbbrew Date: Dec 2, 2011 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

"The shirt I keep wanting to get is the one that reads: 36,504 Songs 2,318 Shows 30 Years 1 Band."

I bought one of those shirts at this shop:

Pacific Paradise
1087 H st.
Arcata, Ca.
707 822-7143

Im sure you could order one from them. Tasteful tie-die with good colors imo.

Attachment: GD_T_Front__600x800_.jpg
Attachment: GD_T.jpg

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 2, 2011 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Ha--I had to laugh since as I read it I was saying "I need it hard to hang right" (no, this is NOT an opening for homoerotic humor...) and then you said exactly that, more or less. Soft is just too revealing.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 4, 2011 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Whoops!

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-12-05 05:12:30

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 2, 2011 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

You have no idea how many times I've wanted to do that. Dancing bears make me puke.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 2, 2011 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Good to know i'm not the only one

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: srtg83 Date: Dec 2, 2011 12:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Lesh, A Fine Bass Player on the front in the Miller Lite Logo, Bass Great Lesh Philling on the back.

I first bought this shirt in 83 and then got a new version every decade, the last one at an Other One (I think it was 2000?) show in Albany.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Harpua22 Date: Dec 2, 2011 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dead T-shirt

Bought in a parking lot in the early 80s in Philadelphia, the artist put streaks of different colored paints on the shirt. Doesn't look like anything up close, but from a distance it is Jerry and Bobby playing. People at the shows would see it from far away and come up to me all the time asking where I got it. Still have it (can't throw any of them away).